May 18, 2024

Fifa World Cup 2026 qualifiers: blow for Hong Kong as trio miss trip to Iran – including star man Everton Camargo

  • Camargo among late withdrawals as he is ruled out of the trip to Tehran with a knee injury, while Helio Goncalves pulls out after squad is released
    Brazil-born forward Camargo has made a major impact since his debut in September, adding potency to a goal-shy team then being sorely missed away to Bhutan

    Hong Kong’s men’s football national team have been hit by a trio of key withdrawals before they travel to face Iran in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

    Star player Everton Camargo has been ruled out of the trip to Tehran with a knee injury, while centre-back Helio Goncalves has made himself unavailable because of “a family reason”. Fernando, a Kitchee teammate of Goncalves, is staying at home, with his wife set to give birth.

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